World Reviewer rating

Not yet rated

Majolica House

Listed under Contemporary Architecture in Vienna, Austria.

Photo of Majolica House
Photo by flickr user Manjeet Bawa
Pin It

Wagner upset Vienna when he left the Kunsterhaus, which had recommended him for this commission, and adopted a Secessionist mentality. Named after the flowered tile which covers the magnificent facade, at the time of its construction, it was felt to be hideous beyond measure, but no longer. There is a gradation of detail and colour from the bottom to the top with the green iron base, a gradual increase in complexity of the floral pattern from red to green toward to roof, finally capped with lion heads in relief and an elaborate overhanging eave.

Written by  George Monkhouse.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

There are no posts. Why not be the first to have your say?

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
Question
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?
 

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia

    Gaudí’s phenomenal neogothic masterpiece (‘the last great sanctuary of Christendom’), although yet incomplete, contains his gre…

  • Sydney Opera House

    Significantly more graceful and elegant than the rest of Sydney, the Opera House is beautiful from all angles, and worth lookin…

  • Empire State Building

    Once again New York’s tallest building, this Art Deco structure rises 1,252 feet (381metre) from the ground, with 102 floors an…

Nearby Experiences

  • Secession House

    As a shocking monument against conventional taste, the Secession building by Joseph Maria Olbrich in Vienna has sustained its c…

  • Kunsthistorisches Museum

    This charming, elaborate building houses fine and decorative artworks gathered by the empire-building Habsburgs. As well as wor…

  • Vienna Opera House

    I took the one hour English tour one afternoon which allows you to see the inner workings of the Opera House, arguably the busi…

Related links

Contribute to this page